Lulah Ellender, Liz Bahs, Jan Woolf – October 18th, 2018

Our next event is on Thursday 18th October 2018, upstairs at the John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Cliffe High St, Lewes BN7 2AN.

Doors open 7pm, readings start 7.45pm.

Tickets £5 (£3 students, and the unwaged and claiming benefit) at the door on the night.

Readers: Lulah Ellender (Prose), Liz Bahs (Poetry) and Jan Woolf (Prose)

Lulah Ellender, writer

Lulah Ellender is a writer and editor living in Lewes, East Sussex with her four children, husband and various animals. Her first book, Elisabeth’s Lists, a memoir telling the story of her grandmother’s life through a book of lists, is out now (Granta). Lulah’s work has appeared in The Guardian, Granta magazine, the-pool, YOU magazine, Green Parent, The Junket and Easy Living, amongst others. She is working on a second book and will be writer in residence at Paris bookshop Shakespeare & Company at the end of September.


Liz Bahs, poet

Liz Bahs is a poet and academic who spent the first part of 2018 as Writer-in-Residence at the Hambidge Center for Arts and Sciences in the mountains of North America, and in Montreal presenting her post-doctoral research on the poetry sequence at the International Conference on Narrative. She will be reading from her poetry pamphlet, Greyhound Night Service (Maquette, 2018), and from work written during her residency. She is an Associate Lecturer for The Open University, and she blogs about writing at


Jan Woolf, photographed by Charlie Hopkinson. 2012

Jan Woolf is a maverick*.  Choosing the form to fit an idea, she has no career to speak of as playwright, novelist or short story writer.  Yet her 4th play The Man With the Gold is being prepared for a run in 2019; the previous three produced at the Hackney Empire and Royal Court respectively. Her short story collection Fugues on a Funny Bone was published in 2010 and she’s working on her first novel Hannibal and the Masked Girl, about a painter planning a citizen’s arrest of Tony Blair at Tate Modern.  A varied working life as teacher, events producer, political activist, film classifier, editor and publisher has informed her work.  Like Dorothy Parker, Jan ‘hates writing, but loves having written.’ She is currently writer in residence at the Marx Memorial Library. Photo: Charlie Hopkinson

 * Maverick – a rancher who doesn’t brand their cattle.